Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Perks of Being a Pet Sitter

One of the perks of being a pet sitter for the past ten years is the chance to spend time with dogs of all shapes, sizes, and personalities and I have fond memories of every one of them. 

One of the most recent pair of dogs that I've come to know and love is Turbo and Rocket who, at our first meeting in June, bombarded me with a great deal of enthusiasm and it was then that I wondered if they knew how to sit still and rest. It didn't take long for me to see that they do, in fact, relax but their styles are unique. 

For example, Turbo, doesn't realize that cats and small dogs fit better on top of the couch than she does while 

Rocket prefers resting his head on the floor or on a cushioned pillow.

Needless to say, every client's personality is unique and I feel lucky to be able to spend time with every one of them!

What personality quirks do your pets have? And how many of your large breed dogs enjoy resting on top of the couch, pillow, or floor?


  1. I will rest anywhere! But the best place is on the floor or couch with my MOM.

  2. I am a back of the sofa gal but i get told off so I watch the world go by when no one is looking. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. The back of our couch is too narrow for either of my 3 pets to recline on so they either sit on the couch, the dog bed, the window sill, our bed, the floor, or my lap!

  4. With a pack of four, you can imagine all the differences there are. As for where we like to lie, Ciara and Thunder have always been couch potatoes. Phantom used to like to curl in a ball on the sofa, but as he has aged, Mom thinks it is too hard for him to get up and down. With as skinny as he is, one would think he would like the carpet or a soft pillow. But nope, he prefers the hardwood floor or the firm mat in his crate. Lightning will lie on the carpet, rarely gets on the furniture, but he to prefers the floor. Give him a doggy bed and he destroys it:(

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  6. Well Sammer rests on Mom's lap or right beside Mom in the recliner...I like to do that also, but I will lay beside Dad too espically if he has food or sweet tea. I love to sleep right against my mom's back and every morning I lay my little cheek against my mom's face. Sammer sleeps by their feet.
    Stella Rose

  7. I will want to rest wherever my mum is :) >^,,^<

  8. Turbo and Rocket are such wonderful characters!!
    My kitties sleep near enough where they want! lol! Take care

  9. Our entire pack of 10 just loves our sectional leather sofa. They all sleep on the sofa in the evening while hubby and me have to sit on the floor to watch television.

  10. Fred and Gloria love laying on the couch and chair propped on pillows. That picture of Turbo cracks me up!

  11. what gorgeous dogs!! our dog rests his chin on the brick fireplace?!! the kids keep putting pillows there, but he likes the brick?!


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